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Spring Valley City Council organizes for 2014


Fri, Jan 17th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on January 13 and approved a long list of first of the year business. The minutes from the December 9 and December were approved. The January Preliminary Accounts Payables consisting of eight pages was approved along with the designation of the Spring Valley Tribune as the Official Newspaper.

The Security State Bank, Home Federal Savings Bank, First State Bank and the First National Bank were all designated as the official depositories of city funds for calendar year 2014 with Home Federal Savings Bank being designation as the depository of the city’s primary checking, Payroll and HRA accounts.

The corporate authorization resolution was approved in the names of Mayor Jim Struzyk and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. One of their duties is to endorse checks and orders for the payment of money or otherwise withdraw or transfer funds on deposit with this financial institution.

The list of required license fees and permits stretched from a $35 annual Cigarette License Fee to a $1,500 sewer connection fee. There are 24 different permits or fees that make up the list. It would appear as though the dogs and cats are under scrutiny. First of all a dog or cat license costs $10. The late fee is $25.00, the dog or cat shelter fee is $25 and a dog or cat at large is $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense and $75 for the third offense and the fourth offense amounts to $150. Other permits cover On Sale Liquor, Excavator, parking, obstructions, permit application fee, preliminary plat fee, zooming permits and special assessments. One permit that apparently missed the list is that of licenses for chickens. A quick check with Deb Zimmer indicated that the “hens should require a $10 permit.” Roosters are apparently excluded.

A resolution was passed which establishes coverage for injuries to elected and appointed officials.

Reimbursables were established for the city personnel policy. Mileage $0.56 per mile, dinner not to exceed $15 if travel is later than 6:00, lunch is $10 and breakfast not to exceed $7.00 if the employee left home before 6:00 a.m. The total combined reimbursement per day shall not exceed $32 and there is no alcoholic beverages. Overnight lodging cannot exceed $140 per night.

A resolution was passed approving write offs of certain uncollectible ambulance accounts with the Spring Valley Area Ambulance Service. The tot .....
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Spring Valley passes ambulance budget

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and acted on several important issues. The 2014 Budget was reviewed and adopted. The total for the 2014 Budget was $914,632, which is what the budget was in 2013. The tax levy for 2014 has a coup ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council passes project resolution

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met last Wednesday evening and breezed through a short agenda. The council approved a resolution for Phil and Cindy Sheldon. They are the new owners of the former True Value Hardware Store at 121, 131, and 141 North ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council notified of unsanitary properties

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

For several weeks the Spring Valley City Council has been discussing a proposed ordinance that would address dangerous living conditions in rental properties. Lately there has been an appearance by citizens who believe they either live in unsanitary ..... 
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Sewer Fund rates increasing in Spring Valley

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night October 14. A very positive step was taken to assist property owners in voting in favor of moving ahead on the EDA Revolving Loan Request. The council approved action that would move funds from the ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council approves tax levy

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday night and approved a resolution certifying the 2013 preliminary Property Tax Levy (Collectable in 2014). The General Operating Budget will require a Levy of $326,924. The EDA is set at $ ..... 
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Spring Valley briefed about SE Minnesota Initiative Fund

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Ea ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council discusses new bike path

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday July 8, night and considered a couple of items on a very short agenda. After the customary passage of minutes and accounts payable, attention was turned to a discussion on the concrete w ..... 
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Spring Valley receives Small Cities Grant

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 10 and dealt with a few items of business. Pearson Brothers of Hanover, Minn. had submitted a quote to furnish material and labor in accordance with specifications for installation ..... 
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